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Old 17-06-2012, 16:17   #1
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The Average Cruiser

Now that we're cruising, I've noticed many commonalities between people who are actually cruising and a lot of it is different than I expected while some is what I expected. Here are some of them.
The Average Cruiser-
Has a boat close to 40 feet.
Is part of a couple.
Is happy.
Is relaxed.
Has just enough money. Not a lot, just enough.
Is in their 50's or 60's.
Drinks.
Their boat doesn't look perfect.
Has radar.
Is on the internet often.
Eats out regularly but not fancy.
Drinks the water.
Has multiple navigation methods but mostly relies on GPS.
Doesn't smoke.
Is white.
Reads.
Likes to cook and eat.
Takes naps.
Works on the boat a little bit each day.
Watches the weather.
Likes to anchor.
Has a dog or cat.
Enjoys social gatherings.
Has an SSB.

I am sure that there are many more, but this is what I've seen.
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Old 17-06-2012, 16:52   #2
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Very accurate!
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Old 17-06-2012, 17:10   #3
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good to know, officially, that i am not an average cruiser....LOL
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Old 17-06-2012, 17:40   #4
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Now that we're cruising, I've noticed many commonalities between people who are actually cruising and a lot of it is different than I expected while some is what I expected. Here are some of them.
The Average Cruiser-
Has a boat close to 40 feet.
Is part of a couple.
Is happy.
Is relaxed.
Has just enough money. Not a lot, just enough.
Is in their 50's or 60's.
Drinks.
Their boat doesn't look perfect.
Has radar.
Is on the internet often.
Eats out regularly but not fancy.
Drinks the water.
Has multiple navigation methods but mostly relies on GPS.
Doesn't smoke.
Is white.
Reads.
Likes to cook and eat.
Takes naps.
Works on the boat a little bit each day.
Watches the weather.
Likes to anchor.
Has a dog or cat.
Enjoys social gatherings.
Has an SSB.

I am sure that there are many more, but this is what I've seen.
Hmmm, they sound like nice people.
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Old 17-06-2012, 18:09   #5
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Re: The Average Cruiser

21 out of 25 - not bad.
Fairly accurate.

How about this one: Enjoys walking marinas and looking at boats.
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Old 17-06-2012, 18:18   #6
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Very perceptive and accurate.
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Old 17-06-2012, 18:35   #7
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Thirteen here.
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Old 17-06-2012, 19:00   #8
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bingo for nineteen
but I would like to stop smoking
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Old 17-06-2012, 19:03   #9
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Spooky- twenty one out of twenty four. I guess I am pretty easy to see coming...
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Old 17-06-2012, 19:19   #10
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Well I never wanted to be average, but we're not cruising yet. Othwise we're missing the pet, SSB and radar. We'll be adding the radar and the SSB before we set out to cruise, but there will be no pets for us.


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Old 17-06-2012, 19:23   #11
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Re: The Average Cruiser

Wow, I didn't expect you guys to count, but I'm in.
19 of 25.
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Old 17-06-2012, 19:43   #12
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The pet is out in a good part of the world, and you forgot to mention the backpacks
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Old 17-06-2012, 19:43   #13
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I like the 'is white' part. Tells a story.

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Old 17-06-2012, 20:00   #14
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21 or 22 of 25 here... depending on whether David will let me take a nap or not....
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21 out of 25 here, though we're not cruising full time yet.
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